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US shoots down missile in test off Hawaii coast

Washington, United States | AFP | The US military shot down a medium-range ballistic missile target off the coast of Hawaii early Wednesday, in a successful test of a missile interception system Japan is seeking to bolster its defense against North Korea. The test was performed by the US Missile Defense …

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China urges halt to US-S.Korea military drills

Beijing, China | AFP | China on Monday renewed its call for the United States and South Korea to suspend joint military drills as the two nations began annual war games that have infuriated nuclear-armed Pyongyang. “The current situation on the Korean peninsula is highly sensitive and fragile, which requires the …

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South Korea vows no war despite North’s missile threat

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | South Korea pledged Thursday that there would be no war on the Korean peninsula, as prospects of a pre-emptive US strike to destroy Pyongyang’s nuclear missile program receded. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In moved to reassure his citizens that Seoul has an effective veto on …

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Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | After North Korea and the United States traded bellicose threats of nuclear conflagration, all eyes will be on an annual war game in the South next week that could send tensions spiralling back upwards, analysts say. Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month …

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China holds wargames as North Korea tensions spike

Shanghai, China | AFP | The Chinese navy and air force flexed their muscles in live-fire drills in seas adjacent to the Korean Peninsula, the defence ministry said, amid regional tensions over North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weaponry. The “large-scale” exercises were being conducted in the seas and skies off China’s …

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Pentagon, S.Korea review missile size guidelines

Washington, United States | AFP | The Pentagon is working with South Korea to review guidelines governing the size of missile warheads Seoul can deploy, an official said Monday, setting the stage for the South to boost its missiles’ power. Current guidelines limit the destructive capabilities of South Korea’s own …

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